[muh-tab-uh-lahyz] /məˈtæb əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), metabolized, metabolizing.
to subject to ; change by .
to bring about or subject to metabolism
1887 (transitive), 1934 (intransitive), from Greek metabole “a change” (see metabolism) + -ize. Related: Metabolized; metabolizing.
metabolize me·tab·o·lize (mĭ-tāb’ə-līz’)
v. me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing, me·tab·o·liz·es
To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.
/mɪˈtæbəˌləʊm/ noun 1. the full complement of metabolites present in a cell, tissue, or organism in a particular physiological or developmental state
/mɪˈtæˌbəˈlɒmɪks/ noun (functioning as sing) 1. the study of all the metabolites present in cells, tissues, and organs
/mɪˈtæbəlɪ/ noun 1. (biology) the ability of some cells, esp protozoans, to alter their shape
- Metabotropic receptor
/mɪˌtæbəˈtrɒpɪk/ noun 1. (physiol) an indirect receptor which initiates an intracellular biochemical cascade after it is triggered by an agonistic ligand Compare ionotropic receptor